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2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Engineering Cybersecurity Minor


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The Computer Engineering Cybersecurity (CYCP) minor in the College of Engineering covers the fields of information security, network security, and computer system security. The coursework within the CYCP minor is based upon national training standards for cybersecurity professionals, recommended by the Department of Defense, the National Security Agency, and the Committee on National Security Systems.

The minor is offered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE). At least half of the credits required for the minor must be taken at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the GPA in the minor must be at least 2.000.

Admission & Eligibility

  • Student has earned at least 24 credits.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.000.
  • At least 2.500 GPA in the major.
  • Admission request to the minor and approval of study plan from the department chairperson.

Requirements


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Total Credits: 21-23.5


University Policy on Minors


Students must meet the university’s admission requirements for a minor, which include having completed 24 credits. Prospective minors are encouraged to inquire and plan their minor program prior to earning 24 credits, because the structure of requirements could necessitate the use of more than six semesters. Courses completed prior to formal declaration will count toward the minor program.

Minors consist of at least 18 credits, of which 9 credits must be at the upper division (300-400) level. Within these 9 upper level credits, a course can be counted in only one category. Even if a course could satisfy either the student’s major or the minor, it cannot be double-counted. A college may define electives that are permitted to be used towards the minor. A department offering a minor may establish other requirements beyond these minimal requirements. A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.

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